“Viewfinder” by Raymond carver

”Viewfinder” by Raymond carver

  1. What’s the biggest “physical articulation” cue (joke?) in this story? How does it relate to the end of the story when the homeowner asks the guy taking pictures to get lots of photos while he moves around and when he goes up on the roof? What is the significance of the photographer saying, “I don’t do motion shots”?
  2. The picture of the house that the photographer originally takes catches an image of the homeowner through a window to the front yard. We are told that the photograph only captures the homeowner’s head. Why is this significant? What does the homeowner mean when he asks, “Why would I want to pay for a picture of this tragedy?”